ICT4S (information and communication technologies for sustainability)

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Call for poster submissions
February 15, 2018

The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers, industry actors and policy makers concerned with the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in promoting sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Thriving Communities”, raising questions such as: How can the transformative power of ICT be utilized in order to put our society on the path to sustainability? How can this potential be embraced at all levels and scales, from individuals to communities, from public sector to all industry sectors, from business goals to social aspirations and environmental objectives? And how can ICT become a vessel for bringing people together to build thriving, resilient communities?

The poster track at ICT4S 2018 looks to catalyse the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability and foster a thriving community from a diverse set of contributors. We invite submissions of high-quality extended abstracts for posters. Posters may present late-breaking research or work in progress, and poster abstracts may include the following formats of work: empirical study, designs, discussions, pictorials. Posters present a valuable opportunity to attract interest and give a rapid overview of what your research is all about. At the conference, the work described in the extended abstract will be presented as a poster, ideally in interactive discussion with the audience. We especially welcome posters that engage with the social, cultural, or political aspects of sustainability.

Submission material should include: An extended abstract (max 200 words) that provides an overview of the content that is expected to be presented in the poster. We also encourage authors to describe (with up to 2 additional pages) the interaction potential of the poster and provide a brief explanation of how an engaging participant experience will be achieved so that we can help tailor the poster session towards a truly interactive and memorable experience.

Posters can be submitted via the ICT4S easychair portal via the Posters track: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4s2018

Any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email the poster chairs Oliver Bates (o.bates@lancaster.ac.uk) and Roy Bendor (roy@digitalsustainability.com)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Feb 15, 2018.

Acceptance notification: March 15, 2018.

Papers relating to ICT for sustainability in a broad sense and papers developing this year’s theme (and beyond) are welcome. Instructions for all types of submissions can also be found at the conference website (http://2018.ict4s.org).